BURNLEY boss Sean Dyche expects any transfer business to be done late in the window.

The Clarets chief says work is continuing behind the scenes to strengthen his squad for the remainder of the season.

But if Burnley are to be successful in landing any of their targets, Dyche thinks it is more likely deals will be finalised closer to the February 1 deadline.

And he outlined the difficulties new owners ALK Capital faced during the latest lockdown.

"No news at the moment re: transfers still, working with the new ownership, defining roles, defining the organisational point of view...very difficult with Covid and what's going on, as you can imagine," said Dyche.

"They've got to find out about roles and how the club and how it works, and that's difficult from a distance, via Zoom calls.

"So (we are) still working behind the scenes to see if and when anything can be done. At the moment there's nothing to put out there, just waiting on maybes, but that's often the case, I'm used to that."

Asked if he anticipated a late rush of transfers throughout football, Dyche said: "It seems that is often the case, quiet at the beginning. People with the true depth of wealth often get on with things because a million here or there doesn't matter to them, they just get it done, and that's never been the case at Burnley and I don't see that changing.

"I think there's a time to reflect on purchasing a club and the balance of it, and that's been difficult, to fathom everything out and get it in line with their thinking.

"And alongside that, we don't have to resource I think to literally just make something happen.

"So we're still working in the market and keeping our options open to where we think a possible situation could arise.

"It's likely more things start happening later in the window, but we'll see."

Burnley have been linked with AFC Bournemouth striker Josh King. It is understood there has been contact between the two clubs about the Norwegian targetman, and it is believed he would be keen on a return to the north west having come through Manchester United's youth ranks and later signing for Blackburn Rovers. However, wages could pose the biggest stumbling block.